Simons Group Limited has won a £21.85m contract to deliver a new hospital for Circle Health. Providing large scale rehabilitation services, the hospital will be built on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in the heart of Edgbaston's world-renowned Medical Quarter.
The hospital is based on an expandable model which can be adapted and expanded to meet clinical demand now and in the future. The project will be constructed over 77 weeks and includes separate consultant, clinical and hospitality functions in three distinct wings, with all departments accessed from a central atrium.
The clinical wing will contain three operating theatres, an endoscopy suit, recovery bays and a diagnostic imaging department. Main reception will be housed in the hospitality wing which offers restaurant and café areas. Administration and staff areas are located at first floor and an inpatients ward, with 19 single en-suite bedrooms, at second floor. The consultation wing includes ten consultant rooms, minor operations and treatment area with physiotherapy and multi-activity areas.
"We are delighted to have been awarded this contract," commented Simons Chief Executive, Tom Robinson. "It's going to be a really exciting project for Simons. The hospital will fill a gap in the UK patient pathway and help to relieve pressure on private and NHS services. We have a real interest in this sector, and our expertise in health played a significant part in this successful award, not least our work with Nuffield Health and more recently Sheffield Children's Hospital.
"The team is really looking forward to getting started on site and continuing what we expect to be a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Medical Properties Trust and Circle Health."
Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health, said: "This state-of-the-art hospital will bring to Birmingham the high-quality care and excellent hospitality for which Circle Health is well-known, and is an important part of Circle's strategy to add scale to the group. The intention is also to add a significant number of beds for physical and neurological rehabilitation, along with the latest rehabilitation technology. We're pleased to work with Simons Group to make our newest hospital a reality."
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